Beads

Nubian
Kerma
2400–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Kerma, K 14

Dimensions

Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4255

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

It consists of approximately fifty spherical beads; one flattened oval bead, inscribed with a wedjet eye incised on one side and “hetep” on the other side.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, Meroitic cemetery, KM, grave KM 14. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition